Art & Design

Researchers Launch A ‘Smart Tattoo’ That Lets Your Ink Control Your Phone

Art & Design

Researchers Launch A ‘Smart Tattoo’ That Lets Your Ink Control Your Phone

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Researchers at MIT have partnered with Microsoft Research to create the latest version of wearable technology—tattoos. The project, called DuoSkin, uses gold leaf and metallic temporary tattoos that let the wearer control their mobile devices with “sensing touch input, displaying output and wireless communication.”

DuoSkin devices enable users to control their mobile devices, display information and store information on their skin while serving as a statement of personal style,” said PhD student Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao.

With “smart tattoos” as their first wearable device, DuoSkin plans to combine art and wearable electronics, changing the way we perceive body art and technology. Learn more, below.